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Sex in fungi.

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Ni, M; Feretzaki, M; Sun, S; Wang, X; Heitman, J
Published in: Annu Rev Genet
2011

Sexual reproduction enables genetic exchange in eukaryotic organisms as diverse as fungi, animals, plants, and ciliates. Given its ubiquity, sex is thought to have evolved once, possibly concomitant with or shortly after the origin of eukaryotic organisms themselves. The basic principles of sex are conserved, including ploidy changes, the formation of gametes via meiosis, mate recognition, and cell-cell fusion leading to the production of a zygote. Although the basic tenants are shared, sex determination and sexual reproduction occur in myriad forms throughout nature, including outbreeding systems with more than two mating types or sexes, unisexual selfing, and even examples in which organisms switch mating type. As robust and diverse genetic models, fungi provide insights into the molecular nature of sex, sexual specification, and evolution to advance our understanding of sexual reproduction and its impact throughout the eukaryotic tree of life.

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Annu Rev Genet

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1545-2948

Publication Date

2011

Volume

45

Start / End Page

405 / 430

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Spores, Fungal
  • Signal Transduction
  • Sex Chromosomes
  • Reproduction
  • Recombination, Genetic
  • Mycelium
  • Mitochondria
  • Inheritance Patterns
  • Germ Cells
  • Genetic Loci
 

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Ni, M., Feretzaki, M., Sun, S., Wang, X., & Heitman, J. (2011). Sex in fungi. Annu Rev Genet, 45, 405–430. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-genet-110410-132536
Ni, Min, Marianna Feretzaki, Sheng Sun, Xuying Wang, and Joseph Heitman. “Sex in fungi.Annu Rev Genet 45 (2011): 405–30. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-genet-110410-132536.
Ni M, Feretzaki M, Sun S, Wang X, Heitman J. Sex in fungi. Annu Rev Genet. 2011;45:405–30.
Ni, Min, et al. “Sex in fungi.Annu Rev Genet, vol. 45, 2011, pp. 405–30. Pubmed, doi:10.1146/annurev-genet-110410-132536.
Ni M, Feretzaki M, Sun S, Wang X, Heitman J. Sex in fungi. Annu Rev Genet. 2011;45:405–430.

Published In

Annu Rev Genet

DOI

EISSN

1545-2948

Publication Date

2011

Volume

45

Start / End Page

405 / 430

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Spores, Fungal
  • Signal Transduction
  • Sex Chromosomes
  • Reproduction
  • Recombination, Genetic
  • Mycelium
  • Mitochondria
  • Inheritance Patterns
  • Germ Cells
  • Genetic Loci